How to Make Cake Flour - gain a little cake flour knowledge and learn how to make cake flour yourself.
As a dessert blogger I have a lot of baking ingredients and baking supplies, too many. The one ingredient I very rarely have though, Cake Flour. I just don't use it enough and prefer to stick with handy all-purpose flour, because you know, it's all-purpose.
Luckily, you can make your own Cake Flour.
What is Cake Flour?
Cake Flour is made up of 6-9% protein, which makes it the weakest flour. It also means less protein equals soft and tender with less structure and chewiness. Eww, let's leave chewiness to bread.
If we leave the nerdy baking science behind it basically means Cake Flour is GREAT for baking cakes and cupcakes; it gives them their lovely, soft, tender, and fluffy texture that we love!
I don't have cake flour!
No worries. If you have all-purpose flour and cornstarch you can easily make your own.
That being said, cornstarch seems like an ingredient that would be even less on hand than Cake Flour, SO, if you fall into that ballpark than just buy the Cake Flour. Cake Flour is refined and bleached which means it will keep well in the pantry and NOTHING compares to the real deal. Plus, it's even easier! 😉
How to Make Cake Flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Place a cup of all-purpose flour into a medium bowl.
- Remove two tablespoons of the all-purpose flour from the medium bowl.
- Add two tablespoons of cornstarch into medium bowl.
- Sift together the flour and cornstarch. Then sift, sift, sift, and sift again (yes, five times).